Pardon, goddess of the night, Those that slew thy virgin knight; For the which, with songs of woe, Round about her tomb they go. Midnight, assist our moan; Help us to sigh and groan, Heavily, heavily: Graves, yawn, and yield your dead, Till death be uttered, Heavily, heavily.
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- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Much Ado About Nothing, Act V, Scene 2 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968), "Heavily" [voice and piano], from Shakespeare Songs, Book IX, no. 2 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Thomas Chilcot , "The words by Shakespeare in much ado about nothing", published  [medium voice or high voice, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo], from Twelve English Songs, London : Johnson ; [sic] on the title [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Daniel Gilliam (b. 1978), "Pardon, goddess of the night", 2005 [unaccompanied mixed chorus], from Three Shakespeare Songs, no. 1 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Bouchor (1855 - 1929) , no title, appears in Chansons de Shakespeare, Éd. Léon Chailley, first published 1896 [an adaptation] ENG GER ; composed by Ernest Amédée Chausson.
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